|Scientific Name:||Petrogale assimilis|
|Species Authority:||Ramsay, 1877|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Winter, J., Burnett, S. & Martin, R.|
|Reviewer/s:||Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, lack of major threats, and because overall numbers are thought to be stable.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to Australia, where it generally ranges from Townsville to the Burdekin and Bowen Rivers, north-west to Croydon and south-west to Hughenden in north-eastern Queensland (Eldridge and Close 2008). Populations are also present on the Magnetic and Palm Islands. It is found from sea level to 1,000 m asl.|
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|Population:||This species is common within its limited suitable habitat, although it is rarer in the west (Eldridge and Close 2008).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is found in rocky areas with open forest or tropical woodlands (Eldridge and Close 2008). It persists in habitats surrounded by grazing areas.|
|Major Threat(s):||There appear to be no major threats to this species, but more intensive pastoralism could affect populations. Introduced cats may predate on young.|
|Conservation Actions:||The species is present in many protected areas, including Blackbraes National Park and Bowling Green Bay National Park. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, and natural history of this species.|
Eldridge, M. D. B. and Close, R. L. 2008. Allied Rock-wallaby, Petrogale assimilis. In: S. Van Dyck and R. Strahan (eds), The mammals of Australia. Third Edition, pp. 363-364. Reed New Holland, Sydney, Australia.
|Citation:||Winter, J., Burnett, S. & Martin, R. 2008. Petrogale assimilis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 May 2013.|
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